The Wisdom of One

Our high school offered a virtual open house this year. Instead of hurrying through hallways to get from biology lab to Chinese to the choir room, I sat on the sofa and watched videos posted by my daughter’s teachers. I missed meeting them in person, but the videos were a great way to put faces… Read more »

Making an Ordinary Outing an Adventure

It was my daughter’s idea—catching the sunrise and sunset on the summer solstice. She planned to see them with a friend, and I smiled at the idea. So, early Saturday morning, when the pink light of dawn glimmered around the edges of my bedroom curtains, I decided to copy her. “Come with me,” I whispered to… Read more »

Three Things Mentors Do Well

On my journey as a writer, I have been blessed with many mentors. I’ve noticed they do three things well: Listen Advise Encourage. Seems basic, right? But sometimes, when the world seems to be spinning out of control, I need to focus on basic things. With that in mind, I’d like to share three moments when… Read more »